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Lacey CarlsonBy Lacey Carlson
First created
Lacey CarlsonBy Lacey Carlson
First created
$173
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 19 2013 6:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

I created the company, Bring Your Board, so that I could invent products and promote what I like to call the BYB Lifestyle. A lifestyle where you're driven to find adventure. You're driving and you see a mountain you want to climb, a river you want to fish, or a hill you want to bomb. Because of who you are, you've come prepared with gear in your car.

Before now, keeping your boards piled in with the rest of your gear has been way too cumbersome, space-sucking, and just plain annoying. This pain has now been solved with the Longboard/Skateboard Rack! The rack turns this:

Into this:

Way more gear can fit and is so much easier to access!
Way more gear can fit and is so much easier to access!

Check that out! Way better! It creates so much space. The rack can fit up to 4 longboards, two in each slot, and can fit most vehicle types.

This is not a finished product, as Kickstarter requires. I am continually seeking and applying improvements. Check out the video below to see how the Longboard/Skateboard Rack was created and how we plan to have it manufactured. If you want to learn more about me, you can click on "See full bio" on the right-hand side of this page under my picture.

The rest of the pics show where the prototype stands right now - fully functional. The money that is pledged will go directly towards perfecting the rack and starting up production. Back our project now to help the Longboard/Skateboard Rack become a reality!

Two side panels with headset hooks. - Patent Pending
Two side panels with headset hooks. - Patent Pending
Bonus: the rack can be hung on your wall as well!
Bonus: the rack can be hung on your wall as well!

To see if the rack will work for your car and boards check the length of your longboard and/or skateboard against the distance between the centers of the headrests you plan on hanging the headrest hooks from. If the length of your board is greater than that distance, and your board will fit in your car width-wise, you're good to go!

Update (07-30-13):

I connected with another manufacturer and they offered some suggestions to lower the cost of manufacturing the rack. One suggestion that I think you'll be interested in hearing is to switch from the metals that we were using to a stainless steel. Turns out that the cost of powder coating and painting a typical grade steel is actually more expensive than using a higher grade stainless steel which doesn't need to be finished! Sweet deal, right?!

So instead of the black steel headrest hanger and the aluminum bracket attached to the side panels being made from the current materials, both pieces will be made from gorgeous stainless steel and will be super corrosion resistance! Because of this upgrade, and a few other minor changes, we're able to drop from the original price of $150 down to $100!

Risks and challenges

The main obstacles so far have been to design the rack so that it can fit 4 boards while taking up the least amount of space possible. It's also been a challenge to make the rack adaptable to as many vehicle types as possible. The current prototype accomplishes all these things super well, so, problems solved.

The next big challenge is going to be in selecting a manufacturer that has the right capabilities at the right quantities at the right cost. I'm heading this project solo style and I'm new to the manufacturing game so I've done my research and gotten advice from the best of the best. With guidance from these business mentors I've narrowed it down to a few manufacturers. My advisers (sadly, names can't be mentioned) are inventors, owners, and manufacturers at several major outdoor and athletic gear companies so I'm confident that I'll be able to handle whatever quantity of pledges comes my way.

More details on how the Longboard/Skateboard Rack was created and how we plan to have it manufactured can be found in the 2nd video on this page.

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    Every dollar helps. Thank you for helping us make it easier to take your adventures with you. You will be placed on our updates list - hear all the progress we are making on getting the Longboard/Skateboard Rack into production.

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    Thank you for your support! You will receive a high resolution Bring Your Board graphic and a personal email from the inventor/owner of Bring Your Board thanking you for promoting the BYB lifestyle.

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    Early Adopters: Recieve your very own Bring Your Board Longboard/Skateboard Rack! Each rack set includes two side panels with headrest hooks. Have your board with you when you want it without the typical hassle of traveling with it.

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    Early Adopters: Receive your very own Bring Your Board Longboard/Skateboard Rack! Each rack set includes two side panels with headrest hooks. Have your board with you when you want it without the typical hassle of traveling with it.
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